Different margin requirements may be applicable to other accounts and positions you hold at Fidelity. In addition to the initial Federal requirement and house maintenance requirements for securities, Fidelity may impose higher margin maintenance requirements which consider certain factors, such as concentrated positions, security liquidity The forex or currencies market trades 24 hours a day during the week. Currencies trade as pairs, such as the U.S. dollar/Japanese yen (USD/JPY). With forex trading, consider starting with at least $500, but preferably more. The forex market offers leverage of perhaps 50:1 (though this varies by broker), To day trade, traders must maintain an account balance of at least $25,000 to comply with the Pattern Day Trader rule, which grants them access to 4:1 margin during the day. It is important to remember, day trading is risky.